For Adult Beginners
Whether you’re looking to meet new people, stretch your creativity in a way that your 9-to-5 doesn’t allow, or simply want to have some fun, Main Line Art Center is your creative community! We’ve created this page to help you get started, but don’t hesitate to call our registrar at 610.520.0272 ext. 110 with any questions!
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START HERE IF YOU ARE NEW TO ART
You’re in luck! We make it SO EASY AND FUN to start your artistic journey right here. We offer two special programs designed especially for the true beginner (Have some experience? Scroll down!):
Sneak Peek Week
These fun, low cost/low commitment workshops at the beginning of most sessions, and a great way to explore our creative community as you try something new. Think of your Teaching Artist as a tour guide. On the itinerary? Interesting demos; quick, picture-worthy projects; and of course, fun! Bring a friend, a date, or a group and get ready to have a great time. Advanced registration required, but these workshops are guaranteed to run as long as 1 student is registered.
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Designed for the true beginner, these affordable 4-week classes are will introduce you to the basic tools and techniques of a particular medium alongside other first-time artists. Whet your appetite, meet some new people, then move on to the main course for a more immersive experience – our Foundation and Classics Classes. Advanced registration required, but these classes are guaranteed to run as long as 1 student is registered.
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START HERE IF YOU HAVE SOME EXPERIENCE
No matter what your level of experience is, there’s something for you here. These links will get you started, but please call us with any questions. We would love to find the right program for you: 610.525.0272 ext. 110.
Foundations Classes - Coming This Winter!
Perfect for beginners with some experience or students who have taken a Discovery Class, Foundations are 6-8 week survey classes that dive deeper into a particular medium and cover specific core skills. Think “Painting 101.” In a social and supportive environment, develop a strong base on which to grow your artistic practice. And where better to build that base than at an Art Center that routinely wins awards for high-quality instruction?
These core-courses never go out of style and are offered almost every session. Appealing to a range of levels--from those with some experience or who have completed Foundations classes, to the advanced artist--these classes meet weekly for 8 or more weeks to explore a particular aspect of art-making in-depth in a supportive and encouraging classroom community. Many students take these classes session after session, deepening their knowledge while developing close relationships with their teachers and fellow students. Minimum enrollment needed to run these programs, so please register promptly.
Varying from one day workshops to multi-week classes, Special Topics are offered once or twice throughout the year and are perfect for learning a new technique, working with a new material, or exploring a specific process. Minimum enrollment needed to run these programs, so please register promptly.
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